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Matt Wieters to have elbow surgery

Updated: June 17, 2014, 12:03 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will have season-ending surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

Manager Buck Showalter announced the news before Monday night's game at Tampa Bay.

"We were hoping to get real lucky today, but I think we all knew where it was headed," Showalter said. "It really wasn't making a whole lot of progress."

Showalter said the team is hopeful that Wieters will be ready for Opening Day next season.

"If not, it's ...

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